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Date: 04/20/17 17:52
844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: tehachcond

As most of us know, UP 844 departed Cheyenne on April 18 for a trip to Boise, Idaho. Here's three shots:

1. The steam crew doing their "job briefing" at the Cheyenne steam shop before departing.

2. The dispatcher did us all a favor by routing the train "over the top" on the old line, rather than the usual route via the #3 track, the route westbounds usually go.
844 sounds nice going through Granite.

3. A westbound UPS train roars by 844 during the service stop at Hanna.

Three more in another post. Thanks for looking.

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO








Date: 04/20/17 17:59
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: HotWater

tehachcond Wrote:
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> 3. A westbound UPS train roars by 844 during the
> service stop at Hanna.
>
> Three more in another post. Thanks for
> looking.
>
> Brian Black
> Castle Rock, CO

Why was there a "service stop at Hanna"? Previously, service stops were at Laramie, Rawlins, and then at Rock Springs for the over-night stay.



Date: 04/20/17 18:12
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: dan

community event, maybe an OLS presentaion



Date: 04/20/17 18:15
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: HotWater

dan Wrote:
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> community event, maybe an OLS presentaion

At Hanna????? What "community", let alone an "event"?



Date: 04/20/17 18:20
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: tehachcond

Not sure about the service stop. 844 was held to let that Z train by, and then they pulled up to where a large group of school kids was waiting. Maybe the crew took advantage of the delay to make an unplanned service stop.

Brian Black

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Date: 04/20/17 18:22
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: dan

kids from a school, by the bridge, things are bleak in a lot of wyo main streets, Hanna , rock springs. rawlins



Date: 04/21/17 11:55
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: F40PHR231




Date: 04/21/17 13:02
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: Spoony81

F40PHR231 Wrote:
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> Article on this community event at Hanna
> http://www.saratogasun.com/story/2017/04/19/news/l
> iving-legend-checks-in-at-hanna/6329.html


I may be in the minority but I hate when 844 is referred to as the "living legend"



Date: 04/22/17 10:12
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: dan

the museum is at north foot of the bridge , I havn't gone in yet, 1st time I saw it was the other daY



Date: 04/22/17 11:27
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: King_Coal

Nice article about the stop at Hanna. Best purpose for keeping the Heritage Fleet is to build relations with communities and customers. This is something the children will remember for a long time.



Date: 04/22/17 23:25
Re: 844 From Cheyenne to Rock Springs.
Author: Odyssey

The turnout in Hanna was impressive given the size of the "community" ... here's a shot of the 844 arriving after a 45 minute delay waiting for E and W bound Z-trains to pass ... the kids and the populace were all enthusiastic ... think about it, both the current generation of "kids" and their parents and even their grand parents may have never seen a steam engine ... this is 2017 and when did the steamers last roll frequently????? ... UP is trying to make points both with safety around rails, and with the heritage that is endangered of being lost ...

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO




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